Yarrow is a member of the aster family, closely related to chrysanthemums & chamomile. This medicinal plant grows in abundance virtually everywhere, from meadows to roadsides. It is extremely prevalent & hardy. All parts of this plant are used for medicine, including the flowers, leaves, & stems. Yarrow is typically collected while in bloom to benefit from its medicine.
Yarrow has been used for hundreds of years for a variety of medicinal purposes. The yarrow plant contains flavonoids & natural chemicals that increase saliva & stomach acid to improve digestion. Yarrow has also been seen to relax smooth muscle in the intestines & uterus, which can help relieve menstrual cramps.
What else does yarrow help?
- Loss of appetite
- Lung issues
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Use as a diuretic
- Menstrual cramps & pain
- Fighting infections
- Reduce bleeding
- Wound healing
Yarrow’s benefits on the digestive system make it popular today for uses against irritable bowel syndrome & other digestive irritants. Not only this, but yarrow is known to have analgesic properties, which helps numb affected areas. This is great for toothache & pain issues.
Yarrow can be found as a fresh or dried herb two use as a tea or poultice, capsules, tablets, tinctures & liquid extracts. Yarrow is a great medicinal plant to create infused oils with for helping inflammation in the skin, inflamed muscles & bruising. We always recommend consulting with your doctor about determining dosage.
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